pylorus

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From Latin, from Ancient Greek πυλωρός ‎(pulōrós, gatekeeper).

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pylorus ‎(plural pylori or pyloruses)

  1. (anatomy) The opening in a vertebrate, including humans, at the lower end of the stomach that opens into the duodenum.
  2. A muscular or myovascular structure that controls the opening of an orifice or lumen of an organ.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πυλωρός ‎(pulōrós)

Noun[edit]

pylorus m ‎(genitive pylori); second declension

  1. The lower orifice of the stomach.